?Do wish your parish would do more to share the pro-life message? Do you want everyone to know that the Catholic Church is pro-life …and why it matters? Here are 3 things you can do to help your spiritual home build a culture of life.

1. Pray: "A Prayer for Pregnant Mothers"

Remembering to ground our efforts in prayer, we ask Our Blessed Mother's intercession in helping us build a culture of life and civilization of love, especially within our parish communities.


O Blessed Mother, you received the good news of the incarnation of Christ, your Son, with faith and trust. Grant your protection to all pregnant mothers facing difficulties.

Guide us as we strive to make our parish communities places of welcome and assistance for mothers in need. Help us become instruments of God’s love and compassion.

Mary, Mother of the Church, graciously help us build a culture of life and a civilization of love, together with all people of good will, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. Amen.

*Cf. Evangelium vitae 105 © Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City. Adapted with permission. All rights reserved. Photo: @mukuni via Twenty20. Copyright © 2019, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C. All rights reserved.

2. Attend a "How-To" Webinar

This intro-level, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m., is for anyone who wants to help their parish observe Respect Life Month in October. You don't have to work at a parish to join! Register through this link!

3. Get Respect Life Materials to Put in Your Church

Did you know that the USCCB Respect Life Office produces posters, prayer cards, handouts, flyers, digital graphics, and more for parishes? Did you know that the digital versions are all free? Use this link!